The Dell Inspiron 24 5420 is a new All-in-One Desktop from Dell’s Inspiron line-up. With its stunning metallic structure and elegant design, the PC may seem to many and attract their attention at first look, but is that all there is to this PC?
The Inspiron 24, with the price tag of ₹ 71,490, despite its premium appearance, lacks punch when seen on paper, but we at Gizbot never judge a book by its cover. As a result, in this review, we will take a close look at the Dell Inspiron’s design and performance, as well as inform you which market segment it is most suited for!
- Elegant and Compact Design
- Stunning display
- Excellent Keyboard and Mouse
- Powerful Dual Speakers
- Weak Performance
- Less Storage (out of the box)
Processor: 13th Generation Intel Core i5 1335U Processor
Operating System: Windows 11
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Display: 24″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare Narrow
Border Infinity Non Touch Display
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD, Dual Drive with support up to 1TB
Ports & Slots: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, 1x HDMI-in, 1 HDMI-out port, 1x Audio Jack Slot, 1x SD Card Reader 3.0, 1x Microphone/Headset Jack, 1x Ethernet port
Dimensions (HxWxD including stand): 414.3 mm x 542.7 mm x 200.7 mm (Isosceles Stand)
AC Adapter: 90 Watt AC Adapter
Design and Build
The Dell Inspiron 24 AIO’s build quality and design are its main selling points. The desktop is stunning from every aspect. In terms of appearance, this Desktop can compete with an iMac thanks to its tiny bezels, curved back panel, and an exquisite cloth finished bottom panel containing the Dell logo. I’d recommend going with the white color option because it has more appeal and appears more elegant.
The PC features two exhaust channels on top and a speaker grill on the bottom, with ports on the rear.
This device’s Pop-up FHD (1080p) camera is one of its most intriguing design features. Which you may even tilt depending on your needs. Although it has an appealing appearance and makes the bezels slimmer and the PC overall sleeker, the addition of a moving mechanical element may impact the camera’s longevity.
The Dell Inspiron 24 AIO features a premium metallic design and solid triangle stands; this Desktop is durable and appears to be able to handle rigorous handling.
Ports and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 24’s ports are neatly and consistently arranged towards the rear center.
The Dell Inspiron 24 provides you with 4x USB-A ports, 2x HDMI ports, 1x Audio Jack Slot, 1x SD card reader,1x Ethernet port and finally a Power Connector. There is also a USB-C connector, although it is located at the bottom of the right side. It would have been preferable if it had been located towards the back, beside other ports.
I appreciate the port placement and layout since it allows you to be versatile with your AIO desktop setup.
The Dell Inspiron 24 has, as the name says, a 24″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare display. I can guarantee you that despite its gigantic size, it will not strain your eyes if you sit in front of it for lengthy periods of time. It also has tiny bezels that are scarcely visible once you are locked into the screen.
The display may also function as a second display through the HDMI connector without connecting the device to power. Which I find quite useful in terms of presentation and content creation.
The Dell Inspiron 24 has a dual 5W speaker grill with Dolby Atmos at the bottom that is powerful enough to fill the room while reproducing a decent bass response judging by the standards of built-in speakers. Also, because the speakers are at the bottom, there is a nice audio bounce from the desk, which amplifies the sound slightly.
You can also link the speakers through Bluetooth with other devices, converting it to a Bluetooth speaker. This is useful if you spend a lot of time on your laptop and phone and want extra volume for media consumption.
Keyboard and Mouse
To put it simply, I LOVE the Keyboard and Mouse they provide with the Dell Inspiron 24 AIO. Both are compact, beautifully designed and quite ergonomic.
The mouse fits precisely in your hand, providing you all the comfort you need to use it for long periods of time. It slides effortlessly and even works well on rough surfaces. Although a silent click feature would have been nice, I am content with what I have.
About the keyboard, I personally prefer typing the reviews on the machines I am reviewing itself. As I type this, I can state that the typing experience on this keyboard is just fantastic. The resistance is marvelous here, and after typing on so many laptops, this almost seems like a typewriter. Which, in my opinion, is a wonderful thing! It also has keyboard stands at the bottom to offer some elevation, which makes typing more pleasant. The keyboard is also rather tough; it held up well while taking a decent amount of punishment during Valorent.
Dell Inspiron 24 5420 is equipped with a 13th Generation Intel Core i5 1335U processor and Intel UHD Graphics. It runs Windows 11 and has 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It’s always exciting to see an SSD on a computer. It is not only required at this price, but it is also important for the health of the driver.
Let me get one thing out of the way first. The Dell Inspiron 24 5420 is NOT a high-performance computer. This PC has a specific target audience, who are looking for a setup that can handle day to day tasks.
We did put it through its paces for chores like light gaming and editing. We played Valorent and edited one of our YouTube shorts on it, and it was not a nice experience. While playing Valorent, we witnessed frequent frame drops and lags. While editing, the Dell Inspiron 24″ AIO struggled to manage multiple layers, resulting in freeze frames and delays. Premiere Pro crashed on several occasions too. I couldn’t multitask since I had to close all of the background applications.
In any case, this is NOT the system’s fault; it is just not meant to accomplish tasks like this. It’s the equivalent of bringing a pocket knife to a gunfight. This has a very specific niche and it serves that department well. The sole disadvantage is that the niche is quite narrow, making this an unsuitable option for many buyers.
The alternative variant of the Inspiron 24″ 5420 AIO, which contains the NVIDIA GeForce MX550 Graphics, may allow you to access entry-level gaming or editing, but I would not suggest it.
The Dell Inspiron 24 5420 is designed for those who do not require a laptop or a large PC set-up. This is only for those searching for a compact desktop solution with a big enough display, good speakers and no hefty features, but the audience for that, I believe, is quite narrow. The Dell Inspiron 24 5240 AIO is ideally suited for professionals and school laboratories where fundamental day-to-day activities are involved.
However, if you are looking for a setup that can run heavy softwares and games, this is not the direction you should be looking in as this variant of the Dell Inspiron 24 cannot handle entry level games and software usage. The NVIDIA GeForce MX550 Graphics with 2GB variant of the Inspiron 24 can handle entry level gaming and softwares such as Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve but I would still not recommend doing so as it will take a toll on your AIO Desktop.
Overall, I believe this is a pretty good AIO for its intended demographic. However, as previously said, this caters to a niche that is by no means broad and the price of ₹71,490 doesn’t help in widening its audience. As a result, it is only suitable for a select few.
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